Hailee Steinfeld got to pick her own leading man for the upcoming Romeo and Juliet adaptation - 20-year-old English actor Douglas Booth.
‘It was definitely scary - I mean, it’s Shakespeare. I was attached early on, so I was part of the casting process with Romeo,’ the brunette beauty told Glamour.
Romeo and Juliet- Franco Zeffirelli, 1968
Douglas Booth - Romeo and Juliet (2013 - trailer) Part 1
Emilia Clarke will star in ‘Rosaline’
The actress will play one of the lead roles in a new take on Shakespeare’s classic love tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’, which will be told through the eyes of Romeo’s jilted ex-lover.
‘Girls’ actress Allison Williams will play Romeo’s first lover Rosaline, while ‘Game of Thrones’ beauty, Clarke, will star as Juliet in Shawn Levy’s adaptation of Rebecca Serle’s novel ‘When You Were Mine’.
Scott Neustadte and Michael H. Weber, scriptwriters for romantic comedy ‘500 Days of Summer’, have penned the humorous take on the tragic love affair.